I dunno but it seems to me that the legislative knows better than the executive about laws and takes precedence over less important tools like NSLs. It seems to me that the correct approach would be to tell her that Cloudflare had received an NSL with a gag order that he would only be able to discuss directly with the representative given he was under oath to tell the truth but the NSL had a gag order. Then if said representative wanted HE/SHE could make it public because the NSLs are not above laws. Or at the very least make the Congress and the Senate aware and challenge the order if it's improper.
It's a matter of degrees of importance. The NSLs are subject to a law created by the Congress. And speaking under oath to the Congress seems to trump any other mechanism.
If companies don't start being financially hurt by their lack of care with security we will see major problems soon. It's past time bodies like the FTC started bringing down the hammer on the bad players.
Then there's the psychological damage. We have enough tools to know that very early incidents develop psychological responses that will follow the individuals to the rest of their lives as psychoanalysis teach us.
People can't admit more than 1 solution working at the same time for the same thing or on the same gadget. I like how Google wants to ditch the portion of the cellphone signal reserved for talking only and move this talking to voip and then switch from the mobile network to a wifi connection and use that to provide all the services. You install your wifi in usually crowded places and offload the burden of the mobile network making the whole system more resilient. And you free that reserved channel to internet that's actually what matters today.
Spot on! What about the hysterical anti-Obama propaganda? Or the hysterical anti-Clinton during the elections? And the hysterical anti-Bush propaganda that pops around every now and then when the fallout of 9/11 is in discussion? This site is sickening indeed.
"I am from the alt-right"
This was obvious when you used the word 'leftoid'. The rest of your comment is pretty much garbage after that.
"The left has had a good run for the last 50 years"
There is no left in the US. The closest you got from left was Obama that was just right wing, not nazi right wing.
"the pendulum is swinging back to the right, so I hoped you enjoyed your time in the sun while it lasted."
Last time this happened we had World War II. Just thought I should mention it.
Harsh but not permanently debilitating unless it's a severe crime or it's recurrent. That's what life sentences, capital punishment or long terms in jail are for. As for "we can't know if it was this, that, first or recurrent" I just wasn't as fast as you to call for his head on a pike (to paraphrase Paul). I stand firmly by the notion that the punishment should be enough to deter but not to cripple depending on the circumstances.
I absolutely agree with you. I had the two sides of the equation near me: one friend was driving drunk and killed a person and another friend was killed by a drunk driver. When I said I feel sorry it's because from what I read it was just a slip, he wasn't a bad person and doesn't do bad things generally.
I also don't know how drunk he was. Here you'll get the full force of law if you have more than 0 alcohol in your blood whereas in the UK it's incredibly high (0,8 mg/L in your breath if memory serves). In both cases you aren't drunk enough to actually cause accidents. So yeah, I agree with you but I evaluate the story taking into account other factors.
I do agree with you. But I'm assuming this was not recurrent (ie: it was a slip). It's wrong, he should face punishment yes but it could have just been an err.
However I have a problem with your "let's-nuke-this-guy's-life" way of thinking. He should be punished? Absolutely. In a way that destroys his life? Not unless he does it repeatedly.
If he does it again after the first lighter punishment then we may talk about a few years in jail or even something more severe if he keeps doing anyway. But for a single offense? A fine, some educational courses and community service should suffice.
If we punish in a draconian way we leave people with no recourse but to turn to crime to survive. We don't want that.
Some of us will remember old 'out of the blue' troll that kept whining how copyright being used as censorship were all anomalies. Well, he could as well as be a Govt employee because that's how the Govt handles most things like this:
Govt - It won't happen, trust us! Sane person - It has already happened before [pointing at factual events]. Govt - No worries dear citizen, it was an anomnaly and won't happen again! Sane person - That's what you said last time. Govt - But this time we are absolutely positively sure it won't happen! Sane person - Erm.. It seems it already happened [points at leaks]. Govt - CUUUUUUURSE YOU MASNICK!!!!
(This last part is fictitious and was added as an artistic touch pretending the Govt employee in the conversation is our beloved and absent troll)